Thinking of going keto? There are key groceries – keto foods – you need to start adding to your list from now on.

The keto diet has become really popular in recent years. It’s a low-carb diet that uses ketones in your liver for energy, with the result being that you don’t need to eat anywhere near as many carbs as you’ve become accustomed to.

Nuts

The likes of peanuts, cashews and almonds should be your new favourite snacks. They’re rich in fats but low in carbs. Not just this, but nuts come with plenty of other physical and mental health benefits. For one thing, they can minimise your risk of developing cancer of heart disease, and they also prevent you from snacking on junk.

Olives

As well as munching on nuts, nibble on olives, too, because olives are also one of great keto foods.

From now on, enjoy olives on the side of your cheese and fish meals. A handful of olives (say, 10) contains just 1g of carbs, and they’re also rich in powerful antioxidants.

Fish

Fish is absolutely awesome for a keto diet because it’s low in carbs but rich in quality nutrients, including B vitamins, potassium and selenium.

Sardines and mackerel are good choices due to their high omega-3 content. This fatty acid aids insulin sensitivity while reducing the presence of glucose in your blood.

If you have diabetes, adding fish to your diet is a great idea.

Leafy Green Vegetables

Leafy green vegetables – such as spinach and kale – make for an excellent addition to the keto diet. They contain few carbs but plenty of minerals and vitamins.

Are they a fruit or are they a vegetable? They’re a fruit but it hardly matters. What matters is that you find a way of adding avocados to your diet.

Avocados

Avocados contain just 2g of carbs per each 100g serving. That’s pretty good, and the rest of the fruit is made up of fibre, good fats and potassium.

Because avocados contain lots of good fats and fibre, they can help you to feel full for longer.

Add them to your salads, smoothies, or mash them up on toast for breakfast. Whatever you do, find a way of getting more of them into your diet. They’re amazing!

Olive Oil

Now that you’re keto, you’re probably wondering what cooking oil to use. Olive oil is a fab choice because it contains zero carbs. Moreover, it’s been proven to have cardiovascular benefits, and it’s also rich in oleic acid.

Alternatively, you could go with coconut oil instead. Both oils are keto friendly.